The Bellerive Safeguarding team
The Bellerive Safeguarding team is comprised of senior members of staff who take the lead in ensuring the safeguarding policy is adhered to and that all staff are trained in all matters relating to our statutory safeguarding duties.
Mrs Jenni Westwood is the Designated Safeguarding lead.
She is supported in the Safeguarding team by Mr Paul Taylor, Mrs Louisa Allerston, Mr Paul McMenamin and Mrs Joanna Walker
Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership
Merseyside Police have put together some resources to help reduce the risk to young people from child criminal exploitation.
With increased numbers of students working from home due to the closure of schools due to Coronavirus, please see below for some guidance to help our families with their emotional help at these challenging times:
Please see below for the latest Bellerive Safeguarding newsletters:
In today’s ever changing society, there are many factors which can have an impact on our children’s physical and emotional well-being. Below are a range of links which may provide information and advice for parents/carers to help support young people who are dealing with a range of issues:
Kooth.com – online support for young people
We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of your students.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
Some helpful articles can be found by accessing:
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford has published a guide for parents on coping with their child’s self-harm which is based on their in-depth research with parents.
Further information: Coping with self harm: a guide for parents and carers (PDF)
Extremism and Radicalisation
Educate against hate provides guidance for parents to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation